Traveling can take a lot of organization, so that you know you are sorted for every eventuality. This is especially true if you want to bring a hobby like fishing with you. There are many reasons why you would want to fish while you are traveling. Being in different places opens you up to be able to try fishing in various bodies of water with different types of fish. Below there are a few things that you need to think about when traveling with fishing gear:
Check Airline Regulations
If you are traveling by plane, you need to check the airline regulations. Some airlines allow you to take your fishing gear with you as a carry-on, but if they do not, you may need to check them in. Checking them in can be risky because you are not in charge of their safety anymore. If you have a long rod, that you cannot break down, you should try to pack it in a hard rod case so that it is safer. It is also possible to fit some of these cases with locks. If your rod does break down, you might consider packing it in a suitcase with a hard exterior to prevent as much damage as possible.
It may be unwise to try and take any hooks, lures or other sharp objects in your carry on, as they may get confiscated as you go through security.
If you decide you do not want to take your fishing equipment with you, there may be places where you can rent the equipment you need so that you can still spend some of your trip fishing.
Check If You Need A Fishing License
It would be disappointing if you spent so much time ensuring that you packed your fishing gear properly to find out when you get there you need a permit to fish. You can stop this from happening by researching the local fishing license policy. Once you have obtained a license, if you need one, you can focus the rest of your time on ensuring that you have the correct fishing gear.
Ensure You Have The Right Equipment
When you take your gear with you to fish in a new environment, it is usually because that environment is different from where you usually fish. This means that before you get there, you should check whether you have a tailored tackle box that will be perfect for the water and the type of fish in it. If you want to go ice fishing, you may need an entirely different rod. If the fish in the area are bigger than the fish you usually catch you will need larger hooks; you may even choose to go for one in a different shape. You also may need to change up the lures and the bait that you use because different ones attract different fish. Even if you think the lure you usually use is lucky, it may not be as successful in the new environment.
Ensuring that you have the right equipment, and enough variants so that you can try different things, will mean that when you get to your destination, you will be able to get straight to relaxing and fishing.